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glossary of terms for cable television and other broadband communications

Merry Sue Smoller

glossary of terms for cable television and other broadband communications

by Merry Sue Smoller

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Published by s.n.] in [Madison, Wis.? .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cable television -- Dictionaries.,
  • Television broadcasting -- Dictionaries.,
  • Broadband communication systems -- Dictionaries.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementcompiled by Merry Sue Smoller.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTK6675 .S64 1972
    The Physical Object
    Pagination23 p. ;
    Number of Pages23
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3917851M
    LC Control Number81483998

    Genre/Form: Dictionaries: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Glossary of cable & TV terms. Northbrook, IL: Nielsen Media Research, (OCoLC) Local Multipoint Distribution Service: A broadband radio service, located in the 28GHz and 31GHz bands, designed to provide two-way transmission of voice, high-speed data and video (wireless cable TV). In the U.S., FCC rules prohibit incumbent local exchange carriers and cable-TV companies from offering in-region LMDS. LNA: Low noise amplifier.

    The convergence of voice, video, and data over a single infrastructure is the trend in broadband communications networks worldwide. Hybrid fiber/coaxial-cable (hfc) networks offer broadband signal capability combined with rugged performance and economy. Such networks, which can be effectively deployed in both large- and small-scale environments, use optical fiber as most of the transport. Installed network-powered broadband communications cable that is not terminated at equipment other than a connector and not identified for future use with a tag. FPN: See Article for a definition of Equipment. Block. A square or portion of a city, town, or village en- closed by streets, including the alleys so enclosed but not any street.

    local area network (LAN): A computer data communications network used within a limited physical location, such as a house. network adapter (also network interface card, or NIC): A device that connects to an internal bus in a PC, which provides an interface between the computer or device and the LAN. For wireless networks, network adapters typically connect to the PC Card bus or to the USB bus. Cable (CATV) Data Networks The cable TV system is a well-established broadband network that now makes its system available for data links and Internet access. Nearly million homes in the U.S. have cable access, and it is estimated that 70 to 75 percent of those homes will be able to support Internet access in the year


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Glossary of terms for cable television and other broadband communications by Merry Sue Smoller Download PDF EPUB FB2

A glossary of terms used in cable television and other broadband communications is given. Definitions vary in length from a few lines to long paragraphs for more complex terms.

There are over entries, many of which are chosen since they are unfamiliar to persons outside the field of telecommunications. This glossary provides definitions of some common of the terms that are used in the telecommunications industry.

Term Definition 10Base-T 10 Mbps Ethernet over twisted-pair copper cable. Base-T Mbps Ethernet over twisted-pair copper cable.

Base-T Mbps Ethernet over twisted-pair copper cable. 4E Class 4 switch from Lucent Technologies. Internet/The Internet – The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks, rather than a single, centralized network. It is a “network of networks” that today reaches almost everywhere in the world and is the basic logical network that underlies most on-line communications through email, social media, and Web sites.

Bandwidth is the capacity of a network or other communication channel for transferring data, measured in bps. Backhaul. The middle part of a broadband network, connecting the local access to the core internet network. Technically the link from the cable head to. Glossary Terms.

This is a glossary of terms commonly used in discussions about community broadband, developed in partnership with Next Century of these terms, and any terms that we have not included, most likely have definitions available on Wikipedia as well.

MANAGEMENT BRIEFING NO. 1 | COMMUNICATIONS GLOSSARY Rev. 4 ADCOMM ENGINEERING COMPANY | COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTING Page 1 of 1-PERSISTENT: A term used in a LAN environment. See “Persistent.” CALL ANSWERER: See “Call Answerer.” CENTER: See “PSAP.” SYSTEM: A (nine-one-one) system causes a person dialing the national.

Telecommunications Glossary/2 A Access Channels: Dedicated channels giving nondiscriminatory access to a local cable system by the public, government agencies or educational institutions.

ACCUNET Switched Digital Services: High-speed dial-up digital data services offered by AT&T for full duplex digital transmission at speeds of 56, 64, and kbps. Verizon is a major competitor of local cable television companies.

It competes with current “Triple Play” offers, where the local cable company offers broadband internet access, digital cable, and VoIP telephone service. Flame A web term used to describe and angry email message or. Broadband is not a particular type of technology and there is no one official definition, so in terms of speed, it may be classified differently by governments and regulatory bodies across the world (here in the UK, cable ISP NTL was told off by the ASA in for describing a Kb service as broadband).

The term “broadband” has become commonplace for describing the future of digital communications. It is widely used to refer to a range of technologies being offered or developed for the delivery of data communications services.

Internet-based communication. On the other hand, as consumers start transmitting video clips (produced using. The Medialink Broadcasting Glossary was prepared by and used with permission from Richard Weiner from his book, "Webster's New World Dictionary of Media and Communications"-- a page book w definitions of slang and technical terms from advertising, film, journalism, printing, public relations, radio, telecommunications, television, theater and other fields.

Broadcast television, cable television, microwave, and satellite are examples of broadband technologies. These technologies are capable of carrying a great deal of information in a short amount of time but are more expensive to use than technologies like telephone, which require less bandwidth.

ACCESS CHARGEA fee charged subscribers or other telephone companies by a local exchange carrier for the use of its local exchange SIGNALA signaling method that uses continuous changes in the amplitude or frequency of a radio transmission to convey DTHThe capacity of a telecom line to carry signals.

The necessary bandwidth is the amount of spectrum. This edition of the glossary of telecommunications terms was prepared by the Public Service D ivision of the Office of Public Affairs of the Federal Communications Commission contains many words and phrases used to describe telecommunications terms which commonly ap-pear in Commission documents and other publications or.

Broadband Glossary of Terms. 4G – Abbreviation for fourth-generation wireless, the stage of broadband mobile communications that will supersede the third generation (3G). Specifies a mobile broadband standard offering both mobility and very high bandwidth. Usually refers to. In media literacy terms, technology greatly impacts upon the construction and connotation of a text.

Text: The individual results of media production: a movie, a TV episode, a book, an issue of a magazine or newspaper, an advertisement, an album, etc. Transparency: The quality of a media text by which it appears to be natural rather than.

After introducing the fundamental concepts of broadband communication systems, the book discusses Internet-based networks, such as intranets and extranets. It then addresses the networking technologies of X and frame relay, fiber channels, a synchronous optical network (SONET), a virtual private network (VPN), an integrated service digital.

Glossary of Telecommunication Terms. Glossary of A Cable Act term requiring a cable system to carry signals of both commercial and noncommercial television broadcast stations that are “local” to the area served by the cable system. The financial mechanism that helps compensate telephone companies or other communications.

communications channel. Each signal is assigned a different frequency (subchannel) within the main channel. GPRS (General Packet Radio Service): A packet technology approach that enables high-speed wireless Internet and other GSM-based data communications.

It makes very efficient use of available radio spectrum for transmission of data. Unlike the typical cable system, where TV signals can only be broadcast to the home, information is allowed to be transmitted in both directions. Broadband Refers to any communications channel with a bandwidth greater than a voice-grade (4 kHz) and generally implies a transmission system that splits the available bandwidth into separate.

A company that provides access to the Internet to the general public. LEC Local Exchange Carrier; either an ILEC or a CLEC.

Marginal Costs Basic Productivity Offset The offset is based on long-term average annual unit cost changes combined with average annual economy-wide inflation (based on Statistic Canada's chain weighted GDP-PI).A ABC In Australia, the Australian Broadcasting the UK, ABC Weekend TV, a former ITV broadcaster.

In the US, American Broadcasting Company, a television and radio network originally spun-off from the NBC network in the s. Aberrant Decoding ACMA Australian Communications and Media Authority A/D Analog-to-digital conversion. absolute event A scheduled event whose start time.

A plenum rated cable will have on it one or both of the following markings: FT-6 or CMP. Both of these markings are recognized in the United States and Canada. Polyvinylchloride PVC - A thermoplastic flame and water retardant material commonly used in the construction of communications and other building cables.

Although flame retardant, PVC.